Edmonton's publicly funded K-12 school system lets students choose the education that's best for them without being limited by districts or boundaries.
- Book + Dog = Reader - Rachel Sentes
I watched a boy – he was around 12 – who’d never seen this before. There were about 5 dogs in the room. His mom was pushing him. And he’s going “Ah no, too old for this.” Too manly, you know.
- Bridging Generations with Language - Wei Wong
You kind of have to know where you come from. That gives you, I guess, your character ... If this program wasn’t here, I would not have been able to teach my kids any part of their culture really, myself, right?
- Can't Fry A Hurricane - Harma-Mae Smit
I wasn’t really an Oilers' fan this year. It was my grade twelve year — my most important year of school — much more important than hockey.
- Cleaning Up - Enid Botchett
Edmonton Public Schools gave me fantastic opportunities before I even really knew I was ready for them. I was a music coordinator. I was a principal. We had the chance to live in Europe for three years.
- From India to Edmonton - Ananda Majumdar
I have been an international student at Grant MacEwan University since 2008, after arriving from Calcutta, India. This was my second trip to Canada, so I was not fearful of coming to Edmonton.
- Growing Up Edmontonian - Donna Hamilton
There were disorganised games of soccer baseball, football, tag, Mother-May-I, and red-light green-light. There were train tracks to explore, bridges to cross, and rocks to throw.
- Life in the Big City - Bonnie Caron
In 1999, the mine in Grand Cache went bankrupt. Along with about 400 other families, we were suddenly out of jobs and had to move somewhere else.
- Life, Hockey, and Bugs - Cam Somerville
When I grow up I want to be a writer. Fiction. I really look up to Edmonton writer Marty Chan. I’ve read every single one of his books and he came to our school. He goes to all kinds of schools.
- Like A Dream Come True - Rose Yoki
My baby had major health problems, which is how we ended up in Edmonton. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the only one in Western Canada that does pediatric liver transplants.
- Love Conquers All - Lisa Kozak
Never had I been more proud of my son. Or more ashamed of my own ignorance. It may have been the third day of school for them, but I was the one who learned the lesson that day.
- Mini Donut Madness - Matthew Dringenberg
I was very excited when I found out there was a chance for me to go out with my video camera and film all the aspects of Edmonton and then share it with other people.
- Moving to Edmonton? - Jay Palter
Are you thinking of moving to Edmonton? If you are, I’m your man. I’m just a lifelong Torontonian who moved to Edmonton with my family last year. So I understand a lot of the questions and concerns you may have - the doubts and the fears.
- All the Stories Stay Together - Lisa Thang
One of Lisa's favourite memories involves chopstick day, and she was really excited to find out that it still existed when she returned to Kildare to teach.
- Dreaming Big - Sheila O'Kelly
Edmonton has been good to me. I never set out trying to figure out what I was going to do when I grew up and it was through volunteerism in the community that I’ve ended up traveling the world, really.
- Opera Boot Camp - Kim Mattice-Wanat
I’ve always been an educator. If you want it, you can make it happen. Same thing, 11 years ago, when I had the idea to start Opera NUOVA, which came from a collection of things happening around the same time.
- The Most Unexpected Place - Sherryl Sewepagaham
One of my students asked me if we could sing it. We were on a field trip, riding on the bus. I said I didn’t think we were ready. It took me a long time to learn the song. Listening, listening. It’s a very long and complex song.
- Traces: LA, Honolulu & Edmonton - Heather Zwicker
The truth is the idea for teaching the Edmonton course was seeded in something I did a few years ago.
- The Chengdu Visit - Ashley Chung
When the Chengdu youths arrived in Edmonton, there was a welcoming dinner. It was nerve wracking as I reluctantly made my way to sit amongst them. I was thinking of so many different things at once! Would they like me? Was my Chinese good enough?